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campaigns in harrisonburg, virginia. >>> first lady michelle obama in virginia today in downtown richmond. she also speak to supporters at university of mary washington in fredericksburg. president obama is going for another win in the state. four years ago he became the first democratic presidential candidate to carry the state in 44 years. >>> the president meantime campaigned in colorado today marking his ninth trip to that battleground state this year. colorado is considered a must win state with nine electoral votes. president obama spoke at a grassroots event telling supporters it's the education in america that makes dreams come true. >> let's face it. a mixed kid from hawaii born to a single mom is not likely to become president of the united states. but in america it can happen because of education. because somebody gave me opportunity. >> a new poll shows the president is gaining support in colorado. the first poll since the democratic national convention gives the president a five- point lead. >>> up next the big apple officially bans sugary drinks, but the controversial decisi
think bridged the enthusiasm gap for democrats is the buildup of the three days. michelle obama was scintillating. bill clinton delivered what may have been the most effective convention address in the modern history of american politics and then barack obama capped it off with a very good speech. you could see the enthusiasm in that room and even before the polls registered the obama speech the gallup poll did show a bump for obama and did show him for the first time since the killing of osama bin laden his approval rating of 52%. >> i'm just curious how important as a historian overall are these conventions to future presidencies? they seem to be a blip and oftentimes a coronation for die hards in that particular party. >> you see the water spiraling down in the bathtub. these conventions have spiraled down in importance. they used to nominate candidates. they don't. they used to have lively substantive debates over platform. they don't. they used to make rules. nobody cares about rules, so they're now simply three-day long infomercials and that's why you folks in the media co
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